Welcome to the online home of Victoria Samek and her recording and publishing companies Clarinet & Saxophone Classics.
Founded in 1992 by acclaimed clarinetist Victoria Samek, Clarinet & Saxophone Classics celebrates the single reed in all its richness and diversity.
Started as a unique specialist label devoted to releasing top quality recordings by the finest artists of today on modern and period instruments, as well as sympathetically restored historical recordings of great figures from the past supported by informative notes. Clarinet & Saxophone Classics has expanded into publications representing foremost composers of today as well as younger generation composers. With a commitment to rare repertoire, Clarinet & Saxophone Classics Publications also promotes a series of sensitively transcribed gems from the Baroque and Romantic period.
She is supported by a dedicated team:
Simon Weir (Classical Media) – Producer & Photographer; Hannah Whale – Artwork & Design; Steve Bingham – Website Consultant, Technical & Editing Support; Magdalena Hannah - Social Media Facilitator & Campaigns Coordinator; Chris Jolly - Creative Partner in Learning. Last but not least in Samek Music's own Historical Recordings Specialist Malcolm McMillan. It is from a lifetime of research that his immense collection of rare 78 and LP recordings can once again be enjoyed within the public domain.
With the expansion of Samek Music's educational resource, embracing performance science as the inspiration from which Victoria has developed the new and ground-breaking method Organise-Prioritise-Commit; The Practice & Performance Process. A dedicated team will be overseeing its launch and continued development. Simon Weir is also Principal Co-coordinator, Editor and Filming; David Morris - Project Consultant.
Having created her own brand, Samek Music, Victoria is committed to excellence through recordings, publications and learning and coaching resources. Autumn 2020 will see the launch of Playing with Science a lecture recital which will inspire and engage audiences introducing her ground breaking practice and performance process. Samek Music is dedicated to the clarinet and saxophone, giving a focus for the wonderful world of the single reed.